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Morning Brief: Rail blockade issue spills further into Tory leadership race – iPolitics

Feb 21, 2020 Good morning, readers. Conservative leadership hopeful Peter MacKay is facing blowback after posting — then deleting — a tweet that expressed support for counter-protesters who dismantled a…

Entrepreneurship professor wins prestigious teaching award – UVic The Ring

February 20, 2020 A professor of entrepreneurship who has helped boost the number of Indigenous-owned businesses across BC is the 13th University of Victoria scholar recognized with Canada’s most prestigious…

The Wet’suwet’en, Governments and Indigenous Peoples: A 5 Step Plan for Reconciliation – First Peoples Law

February 20, 2020 Canada has reached a watershed moment. Will it continue to bulldoze Indigenous rights in the name of resource exploitation and jobs and profits for the few, or…

Crown-Indigenous relations minister pledges to meet chiefs in B.C. over pipeline – CTV News

February 20, 2020 OTTAWA, ONT. — The federal Crown-Indigenous relations minister is offering to meet today with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in northwestern British Columbia. But while Carolyn Bennett and her…

These protestors know more about Indigenous issues than you think – Macleans.ca

At an overnight street demonstration in support of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, Rachel Jansen finds the ‘ignorance’ knock doesn’t stand up to fact Feb 19, 2020 It doesn’t feel like an…

Whose law is it anyway? Part 2: Testing the limits of Canadian sovereignty – TVO

TVO.org speaks with law professor Dwight Newman about how colonialism has suppressed Indigenous law — and why progress means having tough conversations This is the second instalment in a three-part…

Baloney Meter: Rail blockades and government authority over the police – Energeticcity.ca

OTTAWA — “The RCMP Act is clear: the minister of public safety has the ultimate authority over Canada’s national police force, and has the power to direct the RCMP to…

Whose law is it anyway? Part 1: Wetʼsuwetʼen and Indigenous rights – TVO

Feb 19, 2020 TVO.org speaks with law professor Signa Daum Shanks about different views of leadership, keeping promises — and why colonialism doesn’t want Indigenous people to disagree with one…

It’s none of their business’: The Wet’suwet’en people who want the protesters to stop – CBC

At public meeting in Houston B.C., community members explain their support for the project Feb 20, 2020 Another day of blockades across the country means more protesters with signs bearing…

Morning Brief: Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs turn aside new requests to meet – iPolitics

Feb 20, 2020 Good morning, readers. The Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs have turned aside new requests by Ottawa to meet in order to find an end to the two-week-old rail stoppage,…

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